Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 810 has tipped up in an AnTuTu benchmark database, but sadly there is still no bench score. Although no score was revealed, the engineering sample was described as “impressive” by the AnTuTu source.
However, the listing reveals or confirms a number of crucial specs. The Snapdragon 810 is Qualcomm’s first high-end 64-bit SoC. It is also the company’s first 20nm SoC design. It features four Cortex A57 cores backed by four frugal Cortex A53 cores. The GPU is an in-house affair – Qualcomm’s new Adreno 430.
The actual prototype featured a 6.2-inch 2560x1600 display and 4GB of RAM. The tests were conducted using Android 4.4.2 rather than Android L. The SoC was clocked at just 940MHz. With these two facts in mind, it is obvious that it is still too early to jump to any conclusions, hence the lack of actual bench scores does not make much of a difference.
Snapdragon 810 devices will ship with Android L rather than 32-bit versions of Android such as 4.4.2. The clock will inevitably end up much higher, too. In any case it is encouraging to see prototypes in the wild, as they indicate the rollout is getting closer.